|Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Blissful|
First off, I love the floral print on the packaging. Not only does it remind me of Spring, but the more I carry it around, the less it feels like a lipgloss and the more it feels like a fashion accessory. So chic!
Unlike many pen-style lips glosses with a built in brush applicator, Tarte's uses a click-button on the end rather than a twist-style to dispense product. There is no difference between the two (that I can perceive), so for now it's just a packaging nuance.
Blissful is a coral, perfect for the Spring, that has medium opacity. It can definitely be layered to achieve more color intensity. The wear time is average for a lip gloss but the sticky factor is exceptionally lower. This is great news for those of us who love to wear our hair down during the windy Spring months!
The way the color sits on the lips makes it look as though I'm wearing a stain with a gloss over rather than a pigmented gloss. Great of those who love a more natural look, but are also lip gloss fans.
The last great thing I want to mention about this gloss is how well it hydrates. As I mentioned before, Tarte products are known for being filled with feel-good ingredients. After this gloss wears off, the Vitamins and Maracuja oils are still working to hydrate your lips. If you aren't prone to dry, flaky lips, this might not mean much to you. But for me, the drastically fluctuating temperatures of Spring wreak havoc on my lips. This gloss kept flakes and cracks at bay.
Pick these up in Sephora, ULTA, or on Tarte's website for $21.